CALGARY, Jan. 27 2009 – Lee Rogers, President of Rogers Insurance Ltd. of Calgary, and Walt Stieg, President of Stieg & Associates Insurance (Canada) Ltd. of Billings Montana are pleased to announce that their respective firms have reached an agreement, effective December 31, 2008 whereby they will become joint equity partners to operate the largest transportation insurance brokerage in Alberta. The brokerage will be called Rogers Stieg Transportation Insurance Ltd. (“RSTIL”).
All current clients of Stieg & Associates Insurance (Canada) Ltd. will become clients of RSTIL which will operate from the premises of Rogers Insurance in Calgary. This new entity will be able to offer a wider selection of markets including Old Republic, one of the largest transportation markets in the USA under the name of Great West Casualty Company, as well as the unparalleled expertise of Stieg & Associates, a premier trucking and transportation brokerage in the USA.
Walt Stieg stated that “this deal brings the back office, the sales force management and the high standards of customer service from Rogers that will greatly benefit current and future clients.” Lee Rogers noted that the wide service offering of Rogers and the more than 80 insurance markets it represents means that Stieg clients will benefit from the best in property and casualty, group personal lines, group benefits and disability plans and other types of specialty services.
Rogers Insurance Ltd. was founded in 1977 and currently employs in excess of 145 staff from its Calgary and Fort McMurray offices. The firm has been named as one of the Top Employers in Alberta for four consecutive years by Media corp., and was recently named a regional finalist in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program. www.rogersinsurance.ca.
About Stieg & Associates
Stieg & Associates has operated for over 30 years from Montana with a Calgary office for almost 13 years as a specialty trucking and transportation brokerage offering expertise and market for Transportation firms operating locally and across North America. www.stieginsurance.com.